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How It All Began


“Michelle Obama didn’t start measuring the drapes so much as the South Lawn. Got the idea for garden before Iowa Caucus.”

—@SaraLibby, associate editor of Talking Points Memo (and full disclosure, friend of the Inside Track) tweeting about the First Lady’s new book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. Obama recounts in the tome that she got the idea to grow the garden as the first way to get people talking about kids’ health